Friday, June 22, 2007

And the Answer is........MADISON!!!!!

Thanks to all of you who posted a comment, sent and email, called or skyped your answers. But, only one person was correct! Thanks, B!!
Yes, this is how Egyptians say and write Madison's name. This paper is from her pre-school (called a Hadonna here). Everytime we have seen her name written by an Egyptian, they write it just like this. We even had one man tell us that her name was what they call the school for doctors here. (I guess he doesn't know that medicine is an English word!)
We now have written her name properly and given it to her teacher. Hopefully she will grow up and know how to spell her name in English and Arabic!

Here's Madison getting ready to go to a ballet lesson. I think with that belly she might take up belly dancing instead!

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Can Anyone Guess What this is?

Okay, time for a little game! Can you guess what this is? You can post your answer by clicking the comment tab if you have a google account or you can email us with your answer!

Friday, June 08, 2007

A Hand to Hold......

We were able to visit an orphanage today as a family. It was an "all girl's" orphanage that our friend, Hannah took us to visit. We sat around and loved on these precious girls and used a lot of our Arabic! Children are great teachers! When we would say something incorrect, we would ask them if they understood and they were so sweet to tell us the correct way! I think we will get to visit them often!

On the way to see the girls we had a deep conversation with Madison and Matthew Ray about where we were going. They said some of the cutest and most profound things:
"If they don't have a daddy and mommy......
then they don't have anyone to cook them food because the stove is too hot!"
then they can't call anyone in their family on the phone."
then they don't have anyone to wash their clothes in a washer and dryer."
then they don't get presents for their birthday or Christmas."
then they might get run over in the street because they don't have a hand to hold."
The last statement really got to me.....A hand to hold! (Jam. 1:27)
After the last statement Matthew Ray said, "We need to pray for them. Let's do that right now!" How great it is to see even a 3 year old have such a passion!

Matthew Ray really was having a good time even though he doesn't look like it in this picture. He was hot and ready for a drink!

Monday, June 04, 2007

We Have Visitors!!!!!!!!!!

Finally, after 5 months of being here someone has come to see us!! (Ha!) We know that 5 months doesn't sound like a long time, but on days of culture shock it seems like years!!! We are so happy to have Sherry, Alex and Jenna! Here we are just hanging out like old times.